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Carlos BEE

(1867-1932)

BEE, Carlos, (great-grandson of Thomas Bee), a Representative from Texas; born in Saltillo, Mexico, July 8, 1867, where his parents had moved after the collapse of the Confederacy; returned with his parents to San Antonio, Tex., in 1874; attended the public schools and the Agricultural and Mechanical College; studied law while working as a railway mail clerk; was admitted to the bar in 1893 and commenced practice in San Antonio, Tex.; United States commissioner for the western district of Texas in 1893; district attorney of the thirty-seventh judicial district 1898-1905; chairman of the Democratic State convention in 1904; delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1904 and 1908; served as a member of the city school board of San Antonio 1906-1908; president of the county school board of Bexar County, Tex., 1912-1914; member of the State senate 1915-1919; elected as a Democrat to the Sixty-sixth Congress (March 4, 1919-March 3, 1921); unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1920 to the Sixty-seventh Congress; engaged in the practice of law in San Antonio, Tex., until his death there on April 20, 1932; interment in the Confederate Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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